Rand, Suzanne Marie "Suzie" (Plehal) of Hillsboro, Oregon. Born July 13, 1958 to Al & Jeanne Plehal in Hopkins, MN; passed away after a 30-day, extremely courageous battle with cancer on January 30, in the arms of her kids, their dad & her sister. She was a fast friend to many & a fearless advocate for her kids who made her proud every day. Preceded by those she cherished - daughter Jenna Rand, mother Jeanne Plehal, sister Liz Plehal, uncle Don York, grandma Ruth Campbell. Her physical & inner beauty, compelling, caring, intelligent, energetic, persuasive ways, infectious smile & her desire to "Hey! Let's play one more round; or bowl one more game; or have one more beer; or stay one more inning; or go on one more ride; or watch one more episode; or listen to one more set" will be missed by those who remain to cherish her memory - her kids, Jessica Rand of Portland, OR, Joshua "Buddy" Rand of Durham, NC & their dad Scott Rand of Mtka; plus her Minnesota family - dad Al Plehal of Mtka; sibs Teresa Windsperger of Hopkins, Mike (Kim) Plehal of Plymouth, Joe (Sara) Plehal of Excelsior; nieces & nephews Max & Lilly, Tyler & Lauren, Rachel & AJ; aunt Bonnie "Phoodie" (Bob) Quinn of Hopkins; cousins Gen Bolling of Mpls, Natalie Bolling of Maple Grove; numerous other aunts, uncles & cousins & 30-year friends Kathy Arendt of Mtka & Cathy Cole of Excelsior. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in Sue's name can be sent to your choice or to ICA Foodshelf, 12990 St Davids Rd, Mtka, MN 55305. Rest in Peace, Sue. See you later.
Published in Star Tribune on Feb. 3, 2013